Polzin signs to play volleyball at MSU Denver

Centauri High School student-athlete Kailyn Polzin (seated) signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Metropolitan State University Denver on Friday. Also pictured, back row from left, Shelly Polzin (Kailyn’s mother), CHS head coach Ali Miller, assistant coach Eddie Chacon, assistant coach Jennifer Jackson, and Aaron Polzin (Kailyn’s father). (Courier photo by Ken Hamrick)

LA JARA – Centauri High School senior student-athlete Kailyn Polzin determined where she will continue her academic and athletic career as she signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Metropolitan State University Denver on Friday.

“I loved the coaching staff,” Polzin said. “I liked the opportunity that it would give me and it’s far enough from home but not too close. I liked the people that I met when I went for my visit.”

“I’m so excited for her,” said Centauri coach Ali Miller. “She’s going to do great things.”

Polzin had a great career with the Lady Falcons. Last season, she led the team in kills with 430 with a .288 hitting percentage. She also led in blocks with 64, was second in digs with 287 and she also had 29 service aces.

In addition, she helped lead Centauri to appearances in the Class 3A State Tournament the last two seasons.

“It was definitely something to remember and I’ll never forget it,” Polzin said. “I thank the opportunity it allowed me because Metro saw me play at state.”

“She has been a big impact upon this program,” Miller said. “We’re so excited for her to move on to college playing and we’re excited to get back out there as well.”

Polzin will take the memory of playing with her teammates while with the Lady Falcons.

“I’m definitely going to take the memory of my friends and my family and the opportunities they’ve given me and provided me with. There will definitely be new faces and I know it will be sometimes hard at college but I’ll remember all the faces and everything I’ve been through here.”